Redant: Zubeldia was pushed

Davitamon-Lotto's sports director Hendrik Redant commented about the crazy Basque fans that graced the Pyrenean climbs over the past weekend, adding an element of danger and excitement to the Tour, as they do every year. Redant was quoted on Sporza radio as saying, "The Basque really love the Pyrenees of course, there's those orange T-shirts everywhere. It's really crazy, those last few kilometres especially. There should be more barriers!

"At one point, Cadel Evans dropped Zubeldia. He's Basque. Suddenly he was catching back up to Cadel's wheel riding 35km/h; he was constantly pushed! I put myself straight on Cadel's back wheel to strike some fear in those spectators, 'cause otherwise Zubeldia would have been able to get away without problems.

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